Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks are back in the powerful finale of a provocative, sizzling-hot new erotic trilogy set in the world of the beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me.
He’s the only man I’ve ever loved, and the one man I can’t bear to lose. Jackson Steele is my light in this world. Charismatic, bold, and always in control, he knows what he wants and how to get it—and absolutely nothing stands in his way. His hold on me is magnetic, his claim on me complete, his kiss my ultimate escape. We both harbor dark secrets that could tear our lives apart. Though we’ve tried to bury our pasts, there are certain people who won’t let us forget. But the closer danger comes, the brighter the fire between us burns—our ecstasy consuming and soothing us both. There’s no telling what lies ahead, but I know that Jackson never gives in without a fight. I’d do anything he wants to keep him safe, give him anything he needs. And now that we’re in deep, nothing can make me run.
Under My Skin is the final book in the Steele series set in the Stark World and it didn't disappoint! Don't read this review if you haven't read the first two books as it will contain spoilers!
We pick up where the last book left off - with Jackson being a suspect in Reed's murder. Sure he has reason to do it but he can't be the only person who wanted Reed dead! Sylvia stands by him, whether he did it or not because she loves him and it's about time someone stood up for her! With the publicity of Jackson's altercations with Reed, the Cortez project begins to look like it may be in jeopardy. And when the property is vandalized, can their Cortez dreams become a reality?
With the possibility of prison, and Jackson's pending arrest, he begins to pull away for Sylvia. It is a fight she is willing to take on, she can't allow Jackson to put distance between them. But with Jackson's daughter in the picture, she must truly begin to face her own demons. Her fear of motherhood, fear of failing Jackson and his daughter almost paralyze her. But she finds a strength she never knew she had, that she doesn't have to be defined by her past. She is stronger than that.
There were many twists and turns as we discover the truth behind Reed's murder and the sabotage of the Cortez project. The ending seemed a bit abrupt to me, almost like Ms. Kenner ran out of pages but I really liked the Epilogue. Overall, I enjoyed the story tremendously and as always I loved catching pieces of Damian and Nikki throughout.. I just can't get enough of the Stark world. This is a 4 kiss read for me!
“Please watch your step as you exit this emotional roller coaster into pure bliss. Julie has taken us on a trip of emotional highs and lows, through plot twist after twist. I'm pretty sure there was boomerang action in there too. But the trip was worth the rush and tears. I am standing back in line and ready to go again.” Hilary S, Bookaliscious Babes Blog
“It was drama filled, heartbreaking, sexy, and full of second chances. I think I held my breath the last 25% with my hand covering my mouth because I was so riveted by what was happening. I think this series is J. Kenner’s best work to date. The Stark International Trilogy is a must read! ” Gretchen, About That Story
"WOW!!! I'm kinda speechless....wow! That was an awesome conclusion to the Jackson and Syl story. I didn't want it to end but I had to know what happened. Another gripping story from an awesome author. It's hot, sweet, sexy, and raw. I laughed, cried, screamed and melted." Kel Bookworm via Goodreads
There is still time to check out Say My Name (which is on SALE right now!!) and On My Knees, if you have not had the pleasure of making Mr. Jackson Steele's acquaintance!
Book 1 I never let anyone get too close—but he’s the only man who’s ever made me feel alive.Purchase Add to Goodreads
Book 2 I never thought I’d lose control, but his desire took me right to the edge.Purchase